Official Recognition

In the name of the 16th Karmapa, the head of the Tibetan Karma Kagyu lineage, Lama Ole Nydahl has founded over 650 Buddhist centers and groups over the last 40 years. More than half a million people have taken Buddhist Refuge and learned Buddhist meditation from him.

Here are collected official documents recognising Lama Ole, from lineage-holders and high teachers of the Karma Kagyu lineage.

Thaye Dorje, H.H. the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

Karmapa’s message for Lama Ole’s birthday (2016)

Document (PDF) / Link (www.karmapa.org)

Lama Jigme Rinpoche

On Lama Ole Nydahl's 40 years of teaching activity (2012)

Document (PDF)

Shamar Rinpoche

On Lama Ole Nydahl's 40 years of teaching activity (2012)

Document (PDF)

Lama Jigme Rinpoche

Congratulations on the opening of the Europe Center (2008)

Document (PDF)

Shamar Rinpoche

Confirmation of the title Lama by Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche (2006)

Document (PDF)

Khenpo Chödrak Rinpoche

Recognition as Lama by Khenpo Chodrak Rinpoche (1995)

Document (PDF)

Shamar Rinpoche

Recognition as Buddhist teacher by Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche (1983)

Document (PDF)

H.H. der 16th Gyalwa Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje

Letter from the 16th Karmapa on the Bodhisattva promise (1979)

Document (PDF)

H.H. der 16. Gyalwa Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje

Letter from 16th Karmapa on Hannah and Lama Ole Nydahl's work (1979)

Document (PDF)

H.H. the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje

Letter from 16th Karmapa to the Danish Queen Margarete (1972)

Document (PDF)